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can the doctors office pregnancy test give a false negative

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
19 years experience Internal Medicine
One is false: You need to have a blood pregnancy test to be sure

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not about pregnancy: If you have gained weight, it would help to increase your physical activity and reduce your intake of food. If you are sexually active and do not wish ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Standard: This is a standard test for a female of child bearing age. It was negative because you aren't pregnant. They test because the medications given can ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
As above: Irregular period can be common. If this all negative it may mean u r not pregnant. If u want to have a child but not successful , see a fertili ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very unlikely: A false positive pregnancy test is very unlikely. If you are concerned, ask your doctor for a blood level of hcg: that will tell you for sure.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Johnson
36 years experience Gynecology
Who knows: Be sure to do the first morning most concentrated urine. Now a days most tests are the same sensitivity. Get a serum HCG blood test if any question. A ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: What test are you talking about? Blood test or urine test? A urine test is not likely to have a false positive if you follow the instructions carefull ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No: No they do not test for the same thing and positive mono test can not be mistaken for positive pregnancy test
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely.: No test is 100% accurate, unfortunately. I'd suggest waiting a week, repeating the home test, and if it's still positive, going back to your doctor's. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure: The pregnancy tests available over the counter are accurate over 98% of the time, but occasionally false results do occur.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: I am not sure if you are using the word "shabu" to refer to the japanese dish of thinly sliced beef or as the slang term for crystal meth. Either way ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not likely: if a home test is positive, the kinds of screening tests that doctors use in their offices are at least as sensitive, and most even more so, than home ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Pregnancy test: False positive results do happen.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Too early to be +ve: Implantation happens about a week after ovulation but before you can get a positive home pregnancy test or blood pregnancy test. An implanting embryo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
18 years experience General Practice
Yes...and no: Docs can provide pregnancy tests that are essentially the same - the urine hCG detection. They can also obtain a serum hCG in the mother's blood, whic ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Home test: If the urine test is positive, there is no need for a blood test. Blood tests are used when it is too soon for a urine test.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Does it matter? : Most tests pick up a bhcg of about 20. I am not sure why this is useful information though. A bhcg coubles every 48 hours. Even in the rare cicumstanc ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roseff
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: No, it can't.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: There are very few tests that are 100% accurate, including home pregnancy test kits. It is indeed possible to have a positive home pregnancy test and ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely: Today's home preg tests can pick up very low levels of the preg hormone hcg. I consider those results reliable. If a result is questionable, repeating ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
HCG: Blood test for quantitative measurement of beta HCG is useful for confirmation of pregnancy. If you did the test correctly and the urine test is posit ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
No effect: Diabetes should not effect the validity of the pregnancy test

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